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The Growing Problem of E-Waste: the EPA Encourages Responsible E-Cycling

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Nov 12, 2014 12:49:00 PM

According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household. Dave Kruch, CEO of the re-commerce company Cash for Laptops, describes e-waste as a "rapidly expanding issue." And for good reason, it is estimated that fifty million tons of e-waste is generated yearly, with the United States contributing about three million tons on its own.

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Topics: Recycling- From E-waste To Resources, e-waste recycling, EPA recycling electronics

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